Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 5 points nationally

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points nationally in the presidential election, a new poll says.
 
Clinton has 44 percent support to Trump’s 39 percent, according to the survey released Thursday by Rasmussen Reports.
 
{mosads}The two presumptive nominees were in a virtual tie in the Rasmussen poll until two weeks ago, when Clinton pulled ahead after a rough stretch for Trump.
 
Both Clinton and Trump are trying to consolidate support within their own parties after at-times brutal primary seasons. 
 
Clinton now has the backing of 80 percent of Democrats while Trump has the support of 70 percent of Republicans, the poll found.
 
Clinton holds double-digit leads over Trump among women, minorities, government employees and voters under 40 — all reliable Democratic Party constituencies. 
 
But she’s also ahead, by single-digit margins, among middle-aged adults and private sector workers.
 
Trump leads Clinton among males and senior citizens, and has a slight advantage among whites, according to Rasmussen. 
 
Voters continue to overwhelmingly dislike and distrust both Trump and Clinton; about 17 percent of likely voters say they are supporting somebody else or are undecided.
 
The Rasmussen poll, conducted June 20-21, took opinions from 1,000 likely voters via telephone and online surveys. Its margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.
 
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